(Scroll down the page for information on the Have a Go Fund)
Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.
The purpose of the Alpine Mission Fund is to support the mission of the Presbyterian Church in the Alpine Presbytery area by providing resources to parishes and to new initiatives that seek resource support. This includes Cooperating Ventures that have a Presbyterian component.
The Fund is for everyone, it has been set up to be accessible for any of our churches.
The Fund is not to prop up the old but to encourage the new.
The Fund is endeavouring to grow the life and influence of our worshiping communities and their witness to the gospel.
While applications need to meet certain conditions, the initial expression of interest process enables prompt feedback. Subsequent applications require differing levels of detail depending on the type of application.
There are three levels of application:
1. Applications under $10,000
2. Building Fund Applications
3. Other Applications
The following documents will be of assistance in your application:
Alpine Mission Fund Information Sheet
Alpine Mission Fund Expression Of Interest
Alpine Mission Fund Application – General, $10,000+
Alpine Mission Fund Application – Building, $10,000+
Alpine Presbytery Culture and Strategic Framework September 2020
The ‘Have a Go’ Fund
$1000 is available for each of our church communities for a new innovative or experimental project in 2020-2021.
Funds are made available from the Alpine Mission Fund upon receipt of an innovative application.
Each church will have their $1000 released for projects that demonstrate a genuine attempt to embark on at least one of the following criteria:
- experimenting with new models of church and ministry
- helping new people find a faith-life
- encouraging younger people to find a place in their church
- reconnecting with their communities
- having a go at something that is innovative
We recognise that $1000 isn’t much. That’s on purpose!
We don’t want you to think that you have to embark on something too big and thereby, too hard.
Just try something that comes from asking ‘what could we do to host our community and help us connect?’
The fine print…
Each congregation is encouraged to put together a team to dream up an innovative project.
Resource people from Presbytery are available for consultation.
The simple form to be filled in can be downloaded here: Have a Go Application Fund
“Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground.’”
– Matthew 24:24-25
This isn’t how we want to be!